Jesus Our Brother (Phillips)

With a reference to Psalm 22:22, Hebrews 2:11-12 says that Jesus is not ashamed to call God's people "brothers." If you're a follower of Christ, he calls you "brother" or "sister". Here's Hebrews 2:11-12: For indeed he who makes holy and those being made holy all have the same origin, and so he is not… Continue reading Jesus Our Brother (Phillips)

Gender Distinctions and Queer Theory

It is not too difficult to see in Scripture that there is a definite difference between men and women. However, the distinction is neither an ontological nor a metaphysical one. Nor is Scripture's distinction between men and women a distinction in importance or value. In Scripture we learn that both men and women are made… Continue reading Gender Distinctions and Queer Theory

The Christian’s True Identity (Cruse)

There are a handful of good books on Christian identity: who we are in Christ. Jerry Bridges wrote "Who Am I," Melissa Kruger wrote "Identity Theft," Richard Lints wrote "Identity and Idolatry," and so on. It's nice to have good Christian resources for a biblical view of identity! Here's another helpful book on Christian identity… Continue reading The Christian’s True Identity (Cruse)

Losing Identity, Losing Sanity (Keller)

As many of our readers know, identity issues and crises are a dime a dozen in our culture today. It's not just a gender thing. People also find their identity in what they do or don't eat, their political views, their preferred method of schooling their children, their excursions and adventures, or their looks/image. And… Continue reading Losing Identity, Losing Sanity (Keller)

A Balanced View of The Christian (Stott)

 If you follow Jesus and want to learn more about yourself as a Christian one excellent place to turn is 1 Peter 2:1-17.  This is that great text where the Apostle calls God's people living stones, a holy priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, etc.   It's really a gold mine for understanding our… Continue reading A Balanced View of The Christian (Stott)